Results – RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Many thanks to all the University staff and student volunteers from the Exeter and Cornwall campuses who braved a very cold morning to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Friday 27 January.

The volunteers went to five different locations – two on Streatham campus, two on Penryn campus and one on Falmouth campus – and recorded bird species and numbers.

27 different bird species were seen in total and 165 individual birds counted.

Penryn campus boardwalk had most species seen (18).

Falmouth campus Rosehill Gardens had most individual birds (43).

Five red list and four amber list species were recorded.

Blue tits (19), Blackbirds (16) and Woodpigeons (16) were the most abundant birds  overall.

Rare birds such as a Sparrowhawk, Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail and Firecrest were also seen.

See how we compare with the RSPB national results below:



Tree Planted – Queen’s Green Canopy

The Grounds team are pleased to confirm that a tree has been planted, on behalf of the University of Exeter, as part of the Queens’s Green Canopy for the Platinum Jubilee 2022.

The tree, Fagus sylvatica ‘Rohanii’ has been planted on the lawn by Roborough and is included on the Queen’s Green Canopy map.

The Queen’s Green Canopy, a nationwide initiative created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, has created a living legacy with over a million trees planted in Her Majesty’s name across the nation.